Stories tagged: Thunderbirds
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
At 30,000 feet and 300 miles per hour, Air Force breezes through midair refueling
Journalists got a first-hand look at the high-speed, highly technical operation of midair refueling during a mission high above the eastern Nevada desert Thursday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Behind the mavericks: How one Thunderbirds crewman keeps the geese afloat for SkyFest weekend
While the mavericks are up above, twisting and turning to the delight of the crowd below, Chief Inspector Ryan Smith is perfectly content on the ground, where he belongs.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Back in action: Crowds converge as SkyFest returns after three-year hiatus
Cloudless blue skies stretched for miles above Fairchild Air Force Base Saturday as the return of SkyFest sent a cavalcade of biplanes, jets and tankers buzzing through the air.
Fri., July 28, 2017
Thunderbird pilots roar above Spokane for Skyfest 2017
Thunderbirds show featured for this weekend’s Skyfest 2017 at Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show
Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Thunderbirds returning to Fairchild for Skyfest 2017
The USAF Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron is returning to Fairchild Air Force Base in July for Skyfest 2017.
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Big Sky basketball: Idaho overcomes Montana in double overtime
Connor Hill fell short in his five previous career tries at the Montana Grizzlies. Maybe the most agonizing setback occurred at Memorial Gym last season, when Montana pulled out a …
Sun., June 1, 2014
Above all, excitement: Displays delight crowds at return of Fairchild’s SkyFest
Lawrence Williams loves the Thunderbirds. He wore his Thunderbirds T-shirt to Fairchild Air Force Base’s SkyFest air show Saturday, arriving at 7:30 a.m. As soon as the gates opened, he …
Fri., May 30, 2014
SkyFest will soar at Fairchild this weekend
Federal budget cuts not only grounded the return of SkyFest in 2013, they also put the kibosh on what was to be Maj. Joshua Boudreaux’s first of two years with …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, 3:39 p.m.
Thunderbirds to return to Fairchild
The Thunderbirds will return to Spokane skies in spring 2014 for an open house at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012
Fairchild crew answers call to refuel F-16s
Eight fighter aircraft in need of fuel flanked the wings of the larger plane. One by one, the highly maneuverable F-16 Fighting Falcons, called the Thunderbirds, dropped to position themselves …
Sun., June 5, 2011
Caldwell: Military elevates biofuel’s status
When the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spun, rolled and shrieked through two days of performances at Andrews Air Force Base a week ago, the demonstration was not just about aeronautic …
Fri., July 23, 2010
Air Force Thunderbirds ready to wow at SkyFest
Thursday afternoon about 30,000 feet in the air over the caramel-colored plateaus and ridges of Nevada, a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base had an important meeting, but the …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009, 12:01 p.m.
Thunderbirds coming in July
The Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at Fairchild Air Force Base after a four-year absence.